Two men were arrested for the possession of property, suspected to be stolen following crime intelligence operations in Phoenix, recently.
The SAPS received information from the Crime intelligence Unit regarding a vehicle that had been possibly stolen and kept in the Phoenix area.
The police officers proceeded to the first address in Worship Circle, Phoenix, where they found a blue BMW parked in the garage of the premises.
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The police officers checked the registration of the vehicle with radio control and the vehicle came up as positively stolen on a Mountain Rise CAS.
The owner of the property was questioned and said that the vehicle belonged to his brother, who does not reside with him.
The 33-year-old owner of the premises was arrested and detained at Phoenix SAPS for possession of property suspected to be stolen.
Police also received information of a man dealing in DYE stained money at Tashmeera Gardens. They proceeded to the address which was pointed out by crime intelligence.
The owner of that property was present and the police informed him of the allegations against him.
The owner admitted to the allegations and agreed to take the police to the address where the DYE stained money was.
At Central Park, the man removed a set of keys from his pocket and opened a Range Rover which was parked in that yard.
The vehicle had no registration. In the boot, there were brown boxes containing one hundred dollar bill notes and hundred rand notes.
The vehicle was circulated via radio control and it came up positive as stolen in a Pinetown CAS.
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The 30-year-old man was also detained for possession of property suspected to be stolen.
Cpt Louise Naidoo, communications officer of Phoenix SAPS, said, “Both accused were charged and appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The case against the suspect in the first incident was not enrolled while the case against the second suspect was remanded until March 27. He paid bail of R2, 000.”
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